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“Ancient House”

Ancient House Museum of Thetford Life
Ranked #6 of 22 things to do in Thetford
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Owner description: Thetford's Ancient House has recently benefitted from a £1.6 million renovation, which has gone towards conserving the Grade I listed Tudor merchant's house and creating up-to-date displays. The atmospheric crooked house tells the remarkable story of Thetford and the Brecks. Discover rich collections alongside audio guides, films and animations. Meet local people from Thetford's past, from the revolutionary philosopher Thomas Paine to the Sikh hero Maharajah Duleep Singh and from rabbit warreners to railway workers. Take time out in the re-planted garden and don't miss the brand new museum shop in its oak pavilion. Allow about an hour and a half for a visit.
Reviewed 24 August 2013

I was about to leave when I noticed the ancient house - decided to take a look and was glad I did. Interesting visit.

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"local history"
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"school children"
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"well worth a visit"
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"little gem"
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"special events"
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"staff were very helpful"
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"interesting exhibits"
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"costumes"
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"information"
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"curator"
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"dressing"
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Reviewed 11 August 2013

Staff were very helpful and friendly and the exhibits quite interesting. Lots of levels so probably difficult if not good on stairs

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Reviewed 30 July 2013

This is a very inter-active museum and the displays are always of interest and changed regularly. There is easy access. Sadly there is no space for refreshment facilities.

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Reviewed 29 July 2013

A wonderful facility at a great price for entry. There is often a special exhibition on and children are especially catered for. Staff are so friendly and knowledgeable.

Thank Ann W
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Reviewed 26 July 2013

A town museum well worth a visit which is set on a wonderful elizabethan building; It is full of information about local history especially Thetford's most famous son, Thomas Payne. There are lots of hand on exhibits to hold the interest of children.

Thank R P T
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